European project DATA4ACTION – Facilitating public authorities access to energy data for better implementation and monitoring of SEAP actions through effective and structured collaboration with energy data providers – is co-financed under the Intelligent Energy Europe programme. Rhônalpénergie-Environment is project leader, collaborating with Metropolitan City of Turin, Regional Agency for Energy of Liguria (ARELig), Třída (Czech Republic), Conseil régional Nord-Pas de Calais (RCNPC, France), Norrbottens Energikontor AB (NENET, Sweden), Agentia Locala a Energiei Alba (ALEA, Romania), Ente Vasco de Energia (EVE, Spain), Energy Agency of Plovdiv (EAP, Bulgaria), The Carlow Kilkenny Energy Agency Ltd (CKEA, Ireland), Energy Environment Local Development SA (EPTA, Greece), Fédération Européenne des Agences et des Régions pour l’Energie et l’Environnement AISBL (FEDARENE, Belgium), Kent County Council (United Kingdom).
The main goal of DATA4ACTION is to mobilize energy data providers and public authorities in 12 European regions to design and demonstrate partnerships based on setting up data exchange collaboration models that support the successful implementation and monitoring of Sustainable Energy Action Plans (SEAP).
Already implemented collaboration models range from simple bilateral data exchange cooperation agreements right through the creation of regional level “one-stop shop” energy data structures that assist regional and local public authorities in all aspects of regular energy data exchange for SEAPs. More practical help will be given to 60 public authorities through a number of theme based technical workshops.
The collaboration models will be transferable across European regions and designed to promote long term collaboration and partnership working. Learning from DATA4ACTION will be shared through bilateral exchanges with regions outside the project area and through an interactive cooperation platform that will be widely promoted.
In total, 24 regional energy planning facilitators will commit to implementing effective collaboration models between energy data providers and public authorities within their regions.
Within project Data4Action, Envipark acts as consultant of the Metropolitan City of Turin, providing technical assistance in the following activities:
- realisation of the Energy Observatory and monitoring of sustainable energy action plans;
- management of a centralised database for the Energy Observatory;
- local workshops: technical support to the municipalities for SEAP monitoring;
- preparation of a document containing a set of specific recommendations at local level for SEAP monitoring.